Thread: Speculation: Brian Elliott
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05-11-2012, 02:18 PM
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Both sides make valid points on Elliott, just combine the main points on each side of the fence and you have a nice summary of Elliott.

1. He had a great season and he still deserves credit no matter who the coach is or what team you have, you play with the hand you are dealt.
2. Most likely, Elliott is not a legit #1 goalie and serves well as a backup who can play a fair amount of games. This is why Halak makes more than Elliott and Elliott re-signed for less than Halak, he is a backup to him/1b goaltender.
3. A player CAN get better, despite what age he is, and especially when it comes to the goaltending position, eventually it can just "click" at that level and mentally you finally "get it."

And finally, lets just see how Elliott does in the coming seasons and if he can keep it up, he will write his own NHL career.

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